FOSDEM 2011 (the Free and Open Source Software Developers' Europe Meeting) will take place on 5th and 6th February 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.
This year, as in previous years, the XMPP Standards Foundation will have both a devroom and promotional booth. Previous FOSDEMs have provided us with a good platform for raising the profile of XMPP and spreading knowledge of XMPP projects and initiatives throughout the open source community.
FOSDEM 2011 will be bracketed by XMPP Summit 10 on the Friday 4th and Monday 7th February which, this year, will be taking place just outside of Brussels at facilities kindly provided by Cisco. Head over the the Summit 10 page for more details.
Getting involved in FOSDEM 2011
The XSF needs your help to make FOSDEM a success. You can get involved in three ways:
Give a Devroom Talk
From 13:00 to 19:00 on the 5th February we'll have access to a devroom to host tutorials, demonstrations, presentations and "lightning talks". The XMPP devroom is usually very popular, attracting a large, technically literate audience (so no marketing fluff allowed!)...
There will be 8 or 9 slots for devroom talks available. The format is 15 minutes for the talk, 15 minutes for Questions and Answers. If you're interested in giving a talk, please contact XSF Board Chairman Mike Taylor.
As talk subjects are accepted they'll be inserted into a table below.
|Remko Tronçon||The Extraordinary, Magical Powers and Possibilities of XMPP|
|Dann Martens||Building a fantastic Rube Goldberg device with Jabber-RPC!|
|XMPP and security||Dave Cridland|
|XMPP Council and book authors||Stump the XMPP Experts! Open Q&A|
|Xavier Dutoit||chat with with your contact database: CiviCRM & XMPP as your personal assistant|
|Emil Ivov||XMPP Conf Calls: One Way or Another|
|Kevin Smith||XMPP - Cloud 2.0. Maybe Later.|
|Simon Tennant||Federated Social Networking|
|Ralph Meijer||Federated Social Networking|
Help out with the Booth
In the past, the Jabber / XMPP community has had a booth in the hallways of one of the ULB classroom buildings. Unfortunately, this year we neglected to make a request, so this year we are boothless!
It is traditional for the XSF to hold its annual dinner on the evening of FOSDEM Sunday. Sponsorship from individuals or organisations to help reduce the costs to attendees is always appreciated. As sponsors step forward they'll be listed below.
If you or the organisations you work for would like to sponsor the dinner (no donation too small), then please contact XSF Board Member (and dinner organiser) Florian Jensen.
Attending the Dinner
The location of the XSF Dinner is yet to be decided. In part the venue will be decided by the number of expected attendees so, if you think you might be attending, please inform Florian Jensen as soon as possible.